Review: Doctor Who – Time In Office

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


This release is a special one for me. Not only does it take place in one of my favourite times in Doctor Who with the 5th Doctor (Peter Davison) and Tegan (Janet Fielding) but it goes against conventional logic to really satisfying results. Continue reading

Review – Doctor Who: The War Doctor Vol 3. ‘Agents of Chaos’

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)

See our review of The War Doctor: Vol 1: Only the Monstrous


The really impressive thing about the War Doctor range (yes apart from getting John Hurt to do it, the amazing scripts, wonderful directing and music) is the fact that each set whilst following a through-line has its own unique feel and theme. Agents of Chaos is no exception. The idea of having people and items that add a wild card to an already chaotic universe beset by the Time War is inspired.
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Review – Doctor Who: The War Doctor: Vol 1: Only the Monstrous

Review by Doctor Squee (Host – Gallifrey Stands Podcast)

Mild spoilers below!!!

When it comes to the War Doctor a lot of people get it wrong. I try not to sound arrogant as I write that; but I think it’s true.

People have said that for the Doctor to be that disgusted with himself from the War and to deny his name he must have done something really bad; something maybe even evil. I’ve never felt this. All the Doctor has to do to not consider himself good is simple. He has to either not live by his personal code (which is so well summed up in Day of the Doctor) ‘Never cowardly, nor cruel. Never give up, never give in’.

He also needs to never be a pragmatist, because part of being the Doctor is always to find the unquestionable right thing to do something when it seems impossible.

For me this is what is tackled so well in this box set.  Continue reading

‘New Who’ 10th Anniversary

Written by Lewis Mainwaring


When Doctor Who came back to our TV screens in 2005 both audiences and critics were wowed as it ushered in a new era of time and space antics.

Russell T Davies was the mastermind behind the shows reintroduction and turned the programme from ‘a bit of a joke’ into TV gold over-night following a 16 year gap (not including the TV movie).

The casting of Christopher Eccleston as as the post time war doctor and Billie Piper as his companion was great casting and started the show off with a bang. Continue reading